Scout Drive


Wythenshawe Community Housing Trust

Project cost

£1.13 million


Wythenshawe, Manchester

Project Description

New housing development for 55+

We were appointed as architects on a design and build contract to create 12 new bungalows on a brownfield site.

Key Features

  • Establishing a clear Client Brief, which was particularly important as the development has specific needs for the 55 plus.
  • Designing bungalows compliant with the requirements of all funding stakeholders, for example, HCA, Code for Sustainable Homes, Happi principles, EcoHomes, Lifetime Homes, Building for Life and also to meet the needs of the user group.
  • Identifying risks to the project, then innovating and mitigating risks. For example, maintaining the link through the site from the existing bungalows to the shops which was vital to the elderly community.
  • Establishing a pragmatic, sustainable, and solutions focused development which is easy for the tenants to live in and responds to the needs of residents with issues of fuel poverty.
  • Delivering less carbon emissions and waste.
  • Offers low maintenance and low life cycle costs.

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